Smoke from a cooler fire of a yet unknown origin evacuated a Kroger store on Glendale Avenue in south Toledo for about an hour early this morning, authorities said.
Fire in one of the coolers at the store, which is at 2555 Glendale, was reported about 3:30 a.m., fire Lt. Melvin Bond said.
Fire crews arrived a short time later and evacuated the store. A short time after 4:40 a.m. when the fire was put out, store employees were allowed to return to the store, Lieutenant Bond said. The store is closed to customers after 1 a.m.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. A fire damage estimate was unavailable this morning, the fire lieutenant said.
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